[act-ma] FW: Upcoming Peace Events in and around Cambridge in October and Nov

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FW: Upcoming Peace Events in and around Cambridge in October and Nov 
Posted by: "Deborah Elizabeth Finn" deborah_elizabeth_finn at post.harvard.edu   deborah909 
Fri Oct 9, 2009 9:12 am (PDT) 

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From: Corr, Brian <bcorr at cambridgema. gov>
Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM
Subject: Upcoming Peace Events in and around Cambridge in October and November
To: Peace <Peace at cambridgema. gov>

Upcoming Peace Events in and around Cambridge

Sat., October 10 • 2:00 to 4:00 PM • Rally for Peace and Justice in
the Democratic Republic of Congo • Harvard Sq., Cambridge
Sat., October 10 • 5:00 PM • Film Screening and Discussion: "New
Muslim Cool" • Sackler Museum, Harvard Univ., Cambridge
Sun., October 11 • Noon to 2:00 PM • The Honk! Parade • from Davis
Sq., Somerville to Harvard Sq., Cambridge
Wed., October 14 • 6:00 PM • The School of the Americas in the Coup
d'état in Honduras • Wong Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge
Sat., October 17 • 1:00 to 4:00 PM • Rally for Peace in Afghanistan
and Iraq • Copley Sq., Boston
Wed., October 21 • 6:30 PM • Film Screening and Discussion: "Pray the
Devil Back to Hell" • Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis Univ., •
Waltham
Wed., October 28 • 6:30 to 8:30 PM • An Update from El Salvador •
Cambridge Senior Center, Cambridge
Fri., November 6 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Confronting Legal
Injustice/Imagining Legal Justice • Harvard Law School, Cambridge

Sat., October 10 • 2:00 to 4:00 PM • Rally for Peace and Justice in
the Democratic Republic of Congo • Harvard Sq., Cambridge

Join Boston WILPF and local Congolese activists at a vigil to raise
awareness of the devastating war in the Democratic Republic of Congo
and the sexual violence accompanying it. It will take place on
Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in Harvard Square to begin
"Breaking the Silence/Congo Week”(the rain date is Sunday, October 11
from 2:00 to 4:00 PM).
For more information contact pat.aron at verizon. net

Sat., October 10 • 5:00 PM • Film Screening and Discussion: "New
Muslim Cool" • Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

A new documentary by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, "New Muslim Cool"
tells the true life story of Hamza Pérez, a Puerto Rican American hip
hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21, pulling himself off the
streets to become a community activist and rising star. Forging
unlikely friendships with a Jewish poet, a prison chaplain, and many
others along his surprising spiritual journey, Hamza faces challenges
with a message of hope, finding his balance in a world that never
stops changing. Before the screening, the Sackler Museum will offer
extended hours (until 6PM) for the special exhibit Sacred Spaces: The
World of Dervishes, Fakirs and Sufis, which is on view through January
3, 2010.
Saturday, October 10 at 5:00PM, Sackler Museum, Harvard University,
485 Broadway, Cambridge
5:00-6:00PM: Sacred Spaces special exhibit and reception
6:00-8:00PM: Screening of "New Muslim Cool" and a post-screening Q&A
with Hamza Pérez

Sponsored by The Pluralism Project, the Harvard Art Museum, and
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
For more information about this event, contact staff at pluralism. org •
For more information about the New Muslim Cool community engagement
campaign, visit: www.NewMuslimCool. com

Sun., October 11 • Noon to 2:00 PM • The Honk! Parade • from Davis
Sq., Somerville to Harvard Sq., Cambridge

The Honk! Parade: Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes, and Feet is a
giant processional performance that will take place Sunday, October 11
from noon to 2 p.m., starting at Davis Square in Somerville and ending
at Harvard Square.
For more information, visit: www.honkfest. org

Wed., October 14 • 6:00 PM • The School of the Americas in the Coup
d'état in Honduras • Wong Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge

The Western Hemisphere Project of MIT presents: The involvement of
graduates from the School of the Americas in the Coup d'état in
Honduras and Venezuela
With Lisa Sullivan (Latin America Coordinator, School of the Americas
Watch) and Omar Sierra (Consul General in Boston, Republic of
Venezuela)
Lisa Sullivan has lived for in Latin America since 1977. She worked
for 21 years as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Venezuela and Bolivia,
and is the founder of the grassroots leadership group, Centro de
Formación Rutilio Grande. Lisa is currently the coordinator for
Partnership America Latina (PAL). Lisa works to connect North and
South partners in the movement to close the School of the Americas and
promote peace in the region, and has helped to organize numerous SOAW
delegations to meet with leaders in Latin America, leading to the
withdrawal of five countries from the SOA.
Wednesday October 14th 6:00PM, Wong Auditorium (E51-115), 70 Memorial
Dr., Cambridge. Tang Center, MIT
Free admission. For further information visit:
http://web.mit. edu/hemisphere/ about or email:
info.venezuela. event at gmail. com

Sat., October 17 • 1:00 to 4:00 PM • Rally for Peace in Afghanistan
and Iraq • Copley Sq., Boston

United for Justice with Peace is organizing a rally and march on Oct.
17 at Copley Sq. under the banner of "Eight Years of War, How Many
More?"
Speakers include:

Zoya – Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Matthis Chiroux – Military resister; Iraq Veterans Against the War
Sergio Reyes – Chilean activist and campaigner against Guantánamo
Charles Derber – Professor at Boston College and author of "Greed to Green"
Peter Knowlton – president, United Electrical Workers, District 2
Jim Brooks – anti-foreclosure activist, City Life
Sarah Roche-Mahdi, Code Pink, recently returned from Gaza

Musical performers begin in Copley Sq. at Noon. The rally begins at
1:00 PM, and the march will begin at 2:30.
For more information visit: http://justicewithp eace.org

Wed., October 21 • 6:30 PM • Film Screening and Discussion: "Pray the
Devil Back to Hell" • Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis University

As part of the Boston Interfaith Film Series, Coexistence
International will host a screening of the inspiring documentary film
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" (2008), an award winning film by Gini
Reticker and Abigail F. Disney.
It is the story of a group of Liberian women who were instrumental in
bringing peace to their country after decades of civil war. It
chronicles the development of this interfaith women's movement amidst
intense violence and poverty, and we hear the compelling stories of
the movement's leaders. The Liberian women's peace movement provides a
stunning example of the unifying power and resilience of grassroots
activism.
Janet Johnson Bryant, a Liberian journalist who was one of the leaders
of the movement, will be present at the event.
This event is free and open to the public, but you are asked to RSVP
to: coexistenceintl@ brandeis. edu

Wed., October 28 • 6:30 to 8:30 PM • An Update from El Salvador •
Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave., Central Sq., Cambridge

Join the Cambridge-El Salvador Sister City Project, CISPES, and
Councillor Marjorie Decker for a report from visits to our sister
city, San José Las Flores, El Salvador. Greg and Zander Jobin-Leeds,
Pat Goudvis, and Cindy Weisbart will describe their visit, including
the situation after the recent national elections, as well as the
community's efforts to prevent multinational mining companies from
devastating their region. The event will include photographs and video
footage and more.
For more information call 617.661.0974 or email: cambridgeelsalvador @gmail.com

Fri., November 6 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Confronting Legal
Injustice/Imagining Legal Justice • Harvard Law School, Cambridge

This day-long conference will bring together authors from two recent
books co-edited by Professors Charles Ogletree and Austin Sarat. They
will discuss the various ways we confront the law’s failures as well
as imagine a nation without capital punishment.

Morning Panel: When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice
Professor Douglas Berman, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Professor Mary Dudziak, University of Southern California
Professor Patricia Ewick, Clark University
Professor Linda Meyer, Quinnipiac University School of Law

Afternoon Panel: The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment
Professor Simon Cole, University of California at Irvine
Professor Deborah Denno, Fordham University School of Law
Professor Bernard Harcourt, University of Chicago
Professor Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College

Co-sponsored by: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and
Justice, Amherst College’s Charles Hamilton Houston Forum on Law and
Social Justice, and NYU Press
For more information or to RSVP visit:
http://www.charlesh amiltonhouston. org/Events/ Event.aspx? id=100098

In an attempt not to send too many messages, I have compiled these
into a single email. Please let me know if you prefer this format, or
would rather receive individual emails for each item.

Thanks,
Brian

Brian Corr
Executive Director
Cambridge Peace Commission
51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
617.349.4694 voice
617.349.4766 fax
bcorr at cambridgema. gov
www.cambridgema. gov/peace




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